Does anyone know the rules concerning rubbish collection? Sometimes our bin men take bottles, other times (like today) not, sometimes they take flattened cardboard boxes, other times - not. Ia it just based on what mood they're in? genuinely intrigued.
Hi Brem', I tend to put jars in my black bag BUT me wine bottles go to the bottle bank. However, I'm not sure if any glass should go into any of the bags. Elf 'n' Safety for refuse collectors is paramount. They are not tough like the old time dustman who had hot cinders falling down their necks, emptying skips into those push-up door cylindrical trucks before the packer vehicles came along.
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Good lord HH dustmen!
Thats very un PC by today's standards.
They are now referred to as refuse collection technicians and window cleaners are glasial cleansing technicians and there's several other fanciful job titles
And can anyone think of a collective for our fine conservative/rat led councillors.
Please keep all answers clean.
This borough has one of the most pisspore refuse collections in London if not the whole of the country.
Glass is regarded as domestic waste unless you want to cart it up to the bottle bank in the orange sacks you can place empty plastic milk bottles but not the lids no empty yoghurt pots (hold on they are plastic aren't they?) and no soft metal baking trays but they do take empty beer and soft drink tins along with food tins. So why is our refuse collection so bad? Simple the company who run the service Shanks who I've been told by somebody at the council have a contract running for several years call all the shots and they decide what does and doesn't get collected as re-useable waste. I remember our vile former deputy leader Steven Kelly bragging we have one of the cheapest refuse collections in London. Hardly surprising is it.
Sorry to disagree but Havering is great compared with the council that collected my refuse this time last year. Missed collections, spillage, useless contact centre, you name it. I find Havering pretty good so far.